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'''Murray Leinster''' (June 16, 1896 – June 8, 1975) was a nom de plume of '''William Fitzgerald Jenkins''', an award-winning American writer of List of science fiction authors|science fiction and alternate history (fiction)|alternate history literature. He wrote and published more than 1,500 short stories and articles, 14 movie scripts, and hundreds of radio scripts and television plays. File:ASF 0013.jpg|thumb|right|Leinster's "The Fifth-Dimensional Catapult" was the cover story in the January 1931 ''Astounding Stories''
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PseudonymMurray Leinster, William Fitzgerald, Louisa Carter Lee, Will F. Jenkins, Fitzgerald Jenkins
Birth nameWilliam Fitzgerald Jenkins
Birth date{{birth date|1896|6|16}}
Birth placeNorfolk, Virginia|Norfolk, Virginia
Death date{{death date and age|1975|6|8|1896|6|16}}
Death placeGloucester, Virginia|Gloucester, Virginia
Occupationnovelist, short story writer
NationalityUnited States
Period| genre = Fantasy literature|Fantasy, science fiction, horror fiction, mystery fiction, Western fiction, general Pulp magazine|pulp fiction
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